The Institute for Protein Design (IPD) was established in 2012 within the UW Research Initiative located at the University of Washington, Seattle. They draw upon the expertise of faculty, scientific staff, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, partners from collaborating institutions, innovator networks, and from the computer and biotechnology industries — in order to advance the potential of protein design.
Proteins have naturally progressed with evolution to solve problems. However, the challenges which exist today were not faced during natural evolution. The goals of The Institute for Protein Design (IPD) | UW Research is to develop and apply methods to address current day challenges through the design of new synthetic proteins.
|Protein design requires high-level expertise and talent in such areas as:|
The Institute for Protein Design (IPD) | UW Research has made significant progress in protein design and protein structure prediction, developing the world leading Rosetta software. UW Research scientists developed methods for designing proteins with a wide range of new functions, including catalysts for chemical reactions, HIV and RSV vaccine candidates, and flu virus inhibitors.
UW Research Initiative
UW Discoveries – Protein Design [Institute for Protein Design, University of Washington, Seattle] [2013-09-09]